VICTORY ON APPEAL

VICTORY ON APPEAL

The firm delivered Farmers GroupTM insurer Fire Insurance Exchange reversal of a demurrer overrule that prompted dismissal of several companion bad faith coverage cases arising from the Valley Fire in Westmoreland v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2021) 73 Cal.App.5th 269, review denied March 9, 2022.  David Ring briefed and argued the appeal with help from Paul Peters and John Brydon.  At issue was the meaning of 2015 Insurance Code language concerning indemnification of homeowners who relocate after a total loss that the Legislature twice since sought to clarify by amendment.  

Long Beach

4500 E. Pacific Coast Highway, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

101 Montgomery St., Suite 1800
San Francisco, CA 94104

Sacramento

Gold River Office Center
11341 Gold Express Drive, Suite #110
Gold River, CA 95670

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596